NU1913 : Percy Tenantry Column also known as 'the Farmer's Folly'

taken 17 days ago, near to Alnwick, Northumberland, Great Britain

Percy Tenantry Column also known as 'the Farmer's Folly'
Percy Tenantry Column also known as 'the Farmer's Folly'
This monument was begun in 1816. It was erected by the grateful tenants of Hugh Percy, the 2nd Duke of Northumberland, who had reduced rents by 25% following the agricultural depression after the Battle of Waterloo.
The story continues that when the 3rd Duke inherited the estates in 1817 he concluded that the scale of the monument suggested the tenants were actually doing very well, and increased the rents. As a result the column is often called "The Farmers' Folly".
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Column 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1914 1303 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:24.6496N 1:41.9552W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 19173 13009
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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